Spanish Lesson Plans
December & January
1st grade – “Yo Escucho Leo y Aprendo” We are learning basic gender and number agreement between noun and adjective. Students are reading simple Spanish sentences and following instructions on completing each page. They are able to answer “confusing” questions in complete sentences: “Hay tres gatos negros?”, No, hay tres gatos anaranjados.” They are further able to translate simple English sentences into Spanish using the concepts learned, such as:
There are five big cats. Hay cinco gatos grandes.
Two small dogs are black. Dos perros pequeños son negros.
2nd grade - - Mis Primeros Cuentos- Children will color and write 6 simple stories: Mi Perro, La Oruga, La Araña, El Pájaro, El Ratón y La Rana.
3rd grade – Lección 1: El Español y el Inglés In this our first chapter this year, the children will realize that learning Spanish will probably be easier than they thought. Why? Because there are many words that either are the same, or almost the same in Spanish as in English! We realize how many Spanish words we already know! We further explore the usage of “the” in Spanish, and practice writing simple sentences by pairing nouns and adjectives introduced in this lesson. Our Spanish vocabulary is extensively enriched by the end of this lección!
4th grade – We are still deep into verbs and will be for a while. We are learning to substitute nouns with pronouns. We are using our verb charts to translate English sentences into Spanish, using the proper form of the various verbs learned.
John studies Spanish – Juan estudia españól.
El estudia españól.
5th grade – We are taking a further look at adjectives on Lección 8: Las Actividades. We will learn how adjectives in Spanish must agree in gender and in number, all while adding many new adjectives to our vocabulary. We will be learning about comparisons such as “mas alto que” (taller than), “menos alto que” (less tall than), and “tan alto como” (as tall as). We will wrap up the unit with a short story about “La Ciudad de Nueva York”.
As promised, I will begin to read to the children a very simple version of “Don Quijote de la Mancha” . While in the 3rd grade, the students were introduced to several names of essential masterpieces of Spanish Literature, and now that they are a little bit older, they will enjoy and love the adventures of our “Caballero de la Triste Figura”. At the end of each chapter, the children will supply a written “resumen”, or report, which will be kept on their own “Don Quijote” notebook for keeping.